If you frequently read my blogposts, you'll know that I am a huge lip product person, but matte is the one formula that I have a hard time with. Love the look, hate the actual feel of it. When I find mattes that don't feel like matte, it becomes the next best thing since sliced bread.
Yet another product in my Ulta palette is a trial size of their matte lip creams, in the shade Striking. I expected this to feel similar to the NYX whipped souffle thingy that I have and it's actually fairly close! It definitely falls into the category of "matte but doesn't feel it". The only downside is that it takes ages to be truly matte. But I guess that's the price to pay with creams? I don't mind at all, but it isn't as matte as you'd think. It's not shiny like a gloss, but it's what I imagine a liquid lipstick to be. Like a normal lipstick but liquified, not one of the liquid lipsticks that dry out your lips in two seconds.
Thumbs up from me so far (well maybe that the color is a bit bold for me and definitely not a summer color in my eyes) but as always, time will tell and you'll be the first to know on any changed opinions.